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Jackson Statue Erected Outside Soccer Stadium

4/3/2011 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

English Premier League soccer and Michael Jackson are synonymous with each other (just go with it) so it should come as no surprise that a statute in his honor was unveiled outside a stadium in London today. 

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Turns out the owner of the Fulham FC, Mohamed Al Fayed, was close friends with Jackson. He had originally planned to put the statue outside of Harrods in London, but he sold the store last year.

So now it is displayed outside of a soccer stadium in London. Perfect match.

 

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46.

Hannah H.    

LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JOE JACKSON

FOREVER THE BEST, MICHAEL JACKSON!
Thank You, Mohamed Al Fayed.
"SOON AND VERY SOON, WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE KING"!
SUNFLOWERS AND LOVE TO ALL BELIEVERS.

1209 days ago
48.

Marty    

Ever wonder why Michael Jackson was a really really good friend of Mohamed Al Fayed?

Put the words "Bacha Bazi" into a search engine and read and watch the videos. It will make you sick.

1209 days ago
49.

mj fan forever    

THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!! THANK YOU MOHAMED AL FAYED TRUE AND LOYAL FRIEND OF MICHAEL!!!! MICHAEL JACKSON DOES DESERVE THIS AND MUCH MORE!!!!

1209 days ago
50.

Moonbeam    

I don't think that statute captures MJ's character (the face doesn't look that good) or his physical grace.

1209 days ago
51.

lily    

When I read the story...I wasn't surpised who was behind this gawdy statute. This same man has ruined a once classy Harrods. Perfect example..money can't buy class!

1209 days ago
52.

Papillotte    

La statue est vraiment pas chouette !! ce n'est pas ressemblant du tout les traits sont grossiers on dirait plutôt germaine

1209 days ago
53.

namers    

They left off his permanent eye liner.

1209 days ago
54.

mymjj5.    

Hi mjlove!

Don't sweat the small stuff. This article will pass.

1209 days ago
55.

Hannah H.    

La statue est vraiment pas chouette !! ce n'est pas ressemblant du tout les traits sont grossiers on dirait plutôt germaine
Posted at 4:33 PM on Apr 3, 2011 by Papillotte

Bonsoir Papillotte,
La représentation de la réalité n'est pas la réalité.
Ce qui est fantastique, c'est l'idée de M. Mohamed Al Fayed et surtout la réalisation de cette idée, à cet endroit précis.
Toute mon admiration pour ce descendant des Pharaons!

1209 days ago
56.

Old Trafford    

I will not have this outside my front yard.

1209 days ago
57.

gemini81    

Does the nose come off too?

1209 days ago
59.

mddiva35    

Most of Michael Jackson's concerts were performed in soccer stadiums and were always SOLD OUT. He SOLD OUT the England Soccer stadium more than anyone else.

1209 days ago
60.

Master Po    

High def video of the statue from 360... degrees where ou can see it in great detail.

Justice yall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6lP2RHHSrU&feature=feedlik

1209 days ago
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